Yard Waste Drop-off Centers

Yard Waste Collection Site

Residential Yard Waste Drop-Off Centers

Open 7 days/week – dawn to dusk

  • Parkside Drive – northwest Columbia, between Cosmo Park and Creasy Springs Road
  • Capen Park – south Columbia, along Rock Quarry Road near Stadium Boulevard

Interactive Map

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The City of Columbia maintains Yard Waste Drop-off Centers for Columbia residents to recycle grass clippings, leaves, brush and small tree limbs.  The yard waste is shredded and turned into mulch. The mulch is then transported to the City’s compost operation, where it is mixed with commercial food waste. Any mulch that remains at the Yard Waste Drop-off Centers is available for Columbia residents at no cost. The mulch can be picked-up anytime dawn until dusk 

Only leaves, grass clippings, brush or limbs up to 8 ft in length and 2 feet in diameter may be dropped off.  Please remove bags or any other non-organic materials (e.g. nails/ screws, rope, paint, buckets, etc) that can contaminate the compost.   Note: Tree trunks >8 ft and large root balls can only be disposed in the landfill and will be charged the landfill rate.


Yard Waste Drop-off Centers are for residential use only

Commercial customers should dispose yard waste in their trash dumpster or drop-off material at the Bioreactor Landfill. Call the Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489) if you need to start commercial trash services. The cost for this service is based on container size and number of collections. We also offer roll off containers for temporary projects. More information can be found on the Commercial Trash Services page.